Back to School 2018 - 2019 Guide
Learn all you need to know to help your child go "Back to School" for the 2018-19 school year on this informative, easy to use site. The first day of school is Monday, Aug. 13. You'll find everything you need to know to start the year off right, including the new student calendar, exam, test and report card schedules, back to school nights and lunch prices.
RegistrationNew students entering kindergarten, sixth or ninth grade who enroll in Pinellas County Schools will be assigned to a zoned school as long as there is available seat capacity. If the zoned school does not have capacity, students will be assigned to a nearby school with available seats and be provided school bus transportation. Students at all other grades will be assigned to their zoned school on a space-available basis. Find your zoned school, required documents and more about the registration process.The summer hours for the district's Student Assignment office are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 pm. Monday-Thursday. The district returns to a five-day work week and an 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. schedule on Monday, July 30.To further assist families with the registration process, the Student Assignment office will have extended hours on two days. The office will be open from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11.
The Student Assignment office is located in the district's Administration Building, 301 Fourth St. SW, Largo. Families can receive assistance by visiting the Student Assignment office or calling the office at (727) 588-6210.Learn more about how to prepare your child for kindergarten by watching this prepare for kindergarten video.
Learn more about social services that the district makes available to students and families by watching this social services video.
Find out the 2018-19 State of Florida school entry Immunization Requirements.
If your child is a bus rider, you will receive information in the mail from the district's Transportation Office the last week of July detailing your child's bus stop, route number, and pick up and drop off times for the 2018-19 school year.Get information on safe bus travel in this bus safety video.If you have questions about your student's bus transportation, please contact the Transportation District Call Center: (727) 587-2020. Visit the transportation webpage.
2018-19 School Calendars & Schedules
2018-19 School Events/ClinicsHealthy Start Coalition Back to School Events/Clinics
In this School Supply video, get an overview of supplies that students may need for the upcoming school year.Open House Nights
Please verify with your school for your Back-to-School night for the 2018-2019 school year.
Uniform and Modified Dress Code
Get a detailed explanation of the district's dress code by watching this Uniform Dress Code video.
View the PCS Dress Code Policy.
Breakfast and Lunch Programs
All students are able to have one breakfast meal at no charge consisting of an entree item, fruit choice and milk. The district's Food Service webpage will have lunch prices, how to apply for free or reduced lunch and lunch menus.
Under a federal program, 64 schools in Pinellas County offer lunch at no charge to all students. Families of students at schools in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program will not need to submit applications for free/reduced price lunches, however, they may choose to submit an online application if they may qualify for other benefits, such as SAT Test or Summer Camp discounts. Online application is available at https://www.applyforlunch.com/
Discover the great choices PCS offers to engage in your child's education from mentoring and volunteering to serving on a committee at your child's school Parent Teacher Association (PTA) or School Advisory Council (SAC). To find out how you can become involved in your child's education.
Pinellas County Schools uses an electronic flyer communication and delivery tool called “Peachjar.” Parents will receive electronic flyers from their child’s school once per week. With the Peachjar eflyer program, the eflyers are sent directly to parents’ email inboxes as well as posted on school websites for easy access. School and school district-approved eflyers help to keep families informed about upcoming school activities, programs, and events. Learn more at pcsb.org/peachjar
Student Accident Insurance
The Pinellas County School Board, like most school boards in the State of Florida, requires students participating in certain school activities to purchase student accident insurance. Get more information on Student Accident Insurance Get more information on Student Accident Insurance and enrollment information on mandatory and voluntary student accident insurance.
School Board Meetings
Most Pinellas County School Board meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Exceptions are July, August, November and December when the meeting schedule is modified to accommodate scheduled holidays. Minutes from each meeting are published after they are approved at the following board meeting. Get more info and the School Board meeting schedule.
Superintendent Michael A. Grego
Watch back to School Informational videos to assist you and your family as you prepare for the school year, from bus stop safety to the district’s dress code policy.
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